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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I wouldn't use it.
    Okay, if we meet someone, we say "nice to meet you" and at the end of the meeting we say "nice to have met you" or "nice meeting you". Am I correct?

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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    You can also say, "Sorry I hurt you." This is always after. There, hurt is past tense.
    So, I can say "sorry for putting you on hold" or "sorry to put you on hold" after taking the call off hold. Am I correct?

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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    I think the thread got a little confused. Let me attempt to clarify and simplify things:

    I'm sorry I hurt you.
    I'm sorry for hurting you.


    You can say either of these two after you have hurt someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So, I can say "sorry for putting you on hold" or "sorry to put you on hold" after taking the call off hold. Am I correct?
    Use the first one: Sorry for putting you on hold.

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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    You could also say Sorry to have put you on hold.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Okay, if we meet someone, we say "nice to meet you" and at the end of the meeting we say "nice to have met you" or "nice meeting you". Am I correct?
    Do you have any reason to suggest that the two verbs are identical?

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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Okay, if we meet someone, we say "nice to meet you" and at the end of the meeting we say "nice to have met you" or "nice meeting you". Am I correct?
    Maybe in a rather formal context. However, if I meet someone casually (the way that usually happens) I might say "Nice meeting you" at the end of the conversation.
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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You could also say Sorry to have put you on hold.
    That never happens. (Not to me.)
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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So, I can say "sorry for putting you on hold" or "sorry to put you on hold" after taking the call off hold. Am I correct?
    You could say:

    I'm sorry you had to wait so long.
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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you have any reason to suggest that the two verbs are identical?
    Because this is what I was told.

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    Re: Sorry, for hurting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I think the thread got a little confused. Let me attempt to clarify and simplify things:

    I'm sorry I hurt you.
    I'm sorry for hurting you.


    You can say either of these two after you have hurt someone.



    Use the first one: Sorry for putting you on hold.
    Do I need to use "sorry to put you on hold" before putting the call on hold?

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